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A landmark reference work and comprehensive guide to art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and agents from multiple national and historical contexts.
The Encyclopedia of East Asian Design is the first comprehensive publication to focus on East Asian design and its histories.
Articles by leading international scholars address issues such as geopolitics, aesthetics, trade and sustainability.
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design addresses a range of design forms including graphic, textile, furniture, metal, ceramic, fashion, stage and film, vehicle and product design.
Volume 1 includes overviews of national surrealist movements, surrealism’s influence across the arts, and analyses of the concepts which underpin surrealism.
Volumes 2 and 3 present an A-Z of both the significant and the lesser-known individuals who have made and continue to make surrealism.
The first volume explores the earliest cave art and human tools, the Industrial Revolution and its aftermath, and finally World War I.
The second volume covers the period between World War I and II, when mass production and mass communication spread to most parts of the world.
The third volume traces the history of industrial and graphic design in a world profoundly altered by World War II.